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CE: Hitchcock Nature Center Speaker Series

Iowa Watersheds: A Lasting Legacy

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek IA 51542
Hitchcock Nature Center - Join us for the fourth installment of the 2018 Speaker Series on August 11th at 4:00 p.m.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Peter Levi, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Sustainability at Drake University. Healthy watersheds impart many ecosystem services to humans, providing water filtration, flood protection, and recreation among other benefits. The state of Iowa is dominated by agricultural and urban land-use, which can degrade streams and, therefore, limit the ability of these freshwater ecosystems to deliver the same services as streams flowing through more natural land-use, such as prairies or forests. Our recent research has sought to understand the drivers of water quality at the landscape scale and how conservation land can improve ecosystem function. In this presentation we’ll explore the ecological value of county conservation land on stream health and seasonal patterns in water quality of the Raccoon River, an ecologically and socially important river in Central Iowa.

The 2018 Speaker Series is a programming series designed for teens and adults to provide them with an opportunity to learn from and interact with various authorities in the fields of conservation and environmental science. Programs are free with paid park admission and will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center on the second Saturday of the month, May through October. Each program will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour. After the presentation attendees may enjoy conversation with the presenter, a book signing, and refreshments provided by local vendors.

Space is limited to pre-registration is recommended for these events. Online registration will be available once the program topic is announced. This program is being presented as part of our adult educational programming, we ask that all participants be age 14 & over please. For more information please call 712-545-3283.

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